Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Teaser Tuesday #55

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly post hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.

Anyone can play along. Just go HERE to learn how to participate.

My teasers this week come from Push by Claire Wallis:

Teasers: 
Me and my panties will b waiting. 

I cannot believe what I just typed.

What are you reading right now? Share a teaser with me! 

Monday, April 21, 2014

Thief - Review

Thief (Love Me With Lies #3)

By: Tarryn Fisher

Published: July 21, 2013

273 pages

Source: Personal Kindle Library

(Goodreads / Amazon)

Summary:
Note to Self

Love is patient; love is kind.
Love doesn't boast or brag.
There's no arrogance in love;
it's never rude, crude, or indecent-it's not self absorbed.
Love isn't easily upset.
Love doesn't tally wrongs.
Love trusts, hopes, and endures no matter what.
Love will never become obsolete.
I'll fight for her.

Thief


Caleb Drake never got over his first love. Not when he got married. Not when she got married. When life suddenly comes full circle Caleb must decide how how far he is willing to go to get the aloof and alluring Olivia Kaspen back. But for every action in life there is a consequence, and soon Caleb finds out that sometimes love comes at an unbearably high price.
MY REVIEW:
I gotta say - this series is exhausting but this last book takes the cake! Poor Caleb can't catch a break and things go from bad to worse to worse-er (I realize this isn't a proper word - but it's my review and I like it). He and Olivia have been on again and off again for ten years now. Both have married other people. Both have tried to move on from their past - their past meaning each other. They have a love for one another that cannot be rivaled or trumped, but it's also disastrous in a lot of ways.

Olivia is one super guarded woman and she doesn't love easily or return love without a fight. But she also tries to live with integrity and do the right thing even when her heart is screaming at her. Caleb is her kryptonite. Every decision they have made in life since meeting has steered them either toward one another or away from one another. Some love stories are a train wreck that you can't look away from - this is one of them.

A satisfying end to a seriously disturbing relationship. I didn't know whether to root for them or to yell at them to move on already. The bottom line though is that deep love and affection for each other, even through all the lies that have passed between them, is something that neither of them can forget, even though they try everything in their power to do so.

Favorite Quotes:
"Life does not accommodate you, it shatters you. Love is mean, but it's good. It keeps us alive."

You couldn't get rid of the past. You couldn't ignore it, or bury it, or throw it over the balcony. You just had to learn to live beside it. It had to peacefully co-exist with your present.

Broken people give broken love. And we are all a little broken. You just have to forgive and sew up the wounds love delivers, and move on.

I know, I know, I know that I am the match and she is the gasoline and without each other we are just two objects void of reaction.

Love is a God-given tool... It screws things back in place that were loose, and it cleans out all the broken pieces that you don't need anymore.

Final Rating - 4 stars.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Sunday Post #75

Sunday Post is a weekly post hosted by Kimba of the Caffeinated Book Reviewer.
Each week bloggers participate to share any books received and news from their week.

Click on the book cover to be taken to its Goodreads page. The Buy Link, if available, is below each cover.

~PURCHASED OR FREEBIES~
Soar (The Empire Chronicles #1) by Alyssa Rose  Ivy
Buy Link: Amazon ($.99 deal!)

Seeing Stars (Celebrity #1) by J. Sterling
Buy Link: Amazon ($.99 deal)

~FOR REVIEW~
Push by Claire Wallis
Buy Link: Amazon

RECAP OF WEEK:
SUNDAY:

MONDAY:
Review - Dirty Red (Love Me With Lies #2) by Tarryn Fisher

TUESDAY:
Teaser Tuesday #54 featuring teasers from Thief (Love Me With Lies #3) by Tarryn Fisher

WHAT'S AHEAD:
Tentative Posts:
Teaser Tuesday
Waiting on Wednesday
Feature & Follow
Planned Posts:
Review - Thief (Love Me With Lies #3) by Tarryn Fisher

The 2014 Series Enders Reading Challenge March Wrap Up post and giveaway ends in 5 days (4/25)! 
Be sure to link up your March reviews by then.
If you haven't yet signed up to participate you can join at any time this year. Click on the picture below to join up!

This weekend my family and some friends went to the Auburn A-Day game. We had a great time! A little bit chilly from the wind, and a cold light drizzle occasionally but being with 70,000+ other Auburn fans is always exciting!

Enjoy your week friends!
Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Teaser Tuesday #54

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly post hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.

Anyone can play along. Just go HERE to learn how to participate.

This week my teasers come from Thief (Love Me With Lies #3) by Tarryn Fisher:

Teasers: You keep them fed, or they'll take you out. Like Gremlins.

Have you read this series? I've never seen so much dysfunction in relationships.
Share a teaser from something you're reading.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Dirty Red - Review

Dirty Red (Love Me With Lies #2)

By: Tarryn Fisher

Published: December 21, 2012

229 pages

Source: Personal Kindle Library

(Goodreads / Amazon)

Summary:
Dear Opportunist,

You thought you could take him from me, but you lost. Now, that he's mine I'll do anything to keep him. Do you doubt me? I have everything that was supposed to be yours. In case you were wondering; he doesn't ever think about you anymore. I won't let him go....ever.

Dirty Red


Leah Smith finally has everything she has ever wanted. Except she doesn't. Her marriage feels more like a loan than a lifelong commitment, and the image she has worked so hard to build is fraying before her eyes. With a new role and a past full of secrets, Leah must decide how far she is willing to go to keep what she has stolen.
MY REVIEW:
Man, oh man. I don't think I've ever read a book where I despised the main character THIS MUCH! Leah is a red-headed, spoiled, selfish brat of a woman. And she has learned the art of manipulation going all the way back to her childhood.

She's lied, cheated, lied some more and finally has snagged the guy of her dreams, Caleb Drake. She fights dirty to keep what she views as hers. They've been together for five years, had many ups and downs (okay maybe more downs than ups) but everything about her and their relationship is built on lies. Now she's stuck with a baby she doesn't want, and is fighting to keep up appearances to save her marriage. She can't lose the one good thing she has.

Caleb is no saint either. The problem is that he thought he could forget and move on from the one girl who stole his heart and soul. He settled for someone that wasn't her after she left him, three times. The person he has become is not someone he recognizes.

This story is told primarily from the POV of Leah and it alternates from events in the past and events in the present. What unfolds just makes you cringe even deeper. If you enjoyed The Opportunist then this story will give you a glimpse into the not so glamorous other woman.

Favorite Quotes:
I was a sidewalk toss away - a grimy piece of metal stuck to the bottom of the cup holder, couch cushions, old wallets and under the fridge between a shriveled grape and an unidentified hair - that was me.

"You are the single most offensive woman I have ever met, you know that?"

Final Rating - 3.5 stars

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Sunday Post #74

Sunday Post is a weekly post hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer.
Each week bloggers participate to share any books received and news from their week.

Click on the book cover to be taken to its Goodreads page. The Buy Link, if available, is below each cover.

~PURCHASED or FREEBIES~
Mud Vein by Tarryn Fisher
Buy Link: Amazon ($4.99)

Remembrance (Transcend Time Saga #1) by Michelle Madow
Buy Link: Amazon (FREE!)

RECAP OF WEEK:
SUNDAY:

MONDAY:
Review - Toxic (Ruin #2) by Rachel Van Dyken

TUESDAY:
Teaser Tuesday #53 featuring teasers from Dirty Red (Love Me With Lies #2) by Tarryn Fisher

WHAT'S AHEAD:
Tentative Posts:
Teaser Tuesday
Waiting on Wednesday
Feature & Follow
Planned Posts:
Review - Dirty Red (Love Me With Lies #2) by Tarryn Fisher

I am the Yearbook Chair for my daughter's elementary school and this Monday is our deadline for submitting the book for our proof copy. The last couple of weeks have been slam packed meeting deadlines and working hard to finish the book. It's done finally. Maybe I can get back to my normal schedule of reading and blogging as posts have been lacking lately here on my blog with most of my "free" time devoted to the yearbook.

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Teaser Tuesday #53

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly post hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.

Anyone can play along. Just go HERE to learn how to participate.

This week my teaser come from Dirty Red (Love Me With Lies #2) by Tarryn Fisher:

Teasers: This was the way into his heart. I played his compassion, and I played his need to protect things that were broken and lost.

Man - if you want a character to despise, this chick is way too perfect for the role!

Share your teaser with me!
Leave it in comment or leave a link to your TT post.
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